martes, 4 de octubre de 2011

October 04, On This day in Elvis history

October 04, 1955
Elvis performed at the Boys Club Gymnasium, Paris, Texas.
This was sponsored by the Optimist Club.
October 04, 1958
Elvis joined Vernon, Minnie, Red West and Lamar Fike for dinner, after they checked in a hotel in Bad Homburg. A crowd gathered outside.
October 04, 1960 
Shooting for the Elvis film "Flaming Star" wrapped up.
October 04, 1965
With the Dodge Motor Home Elvis and the gang drove back from the shooting of Paradise Hawaiian Style to Memphis. They made their usual stop at the Holiday Inn on Route 66 in Albuquerque.
October 04, 1967
Elvis flew to Los Angeles with Sonny West, Joe Esposito, Billy Smith, Gee Gee Gambill and Charlie Hodge.
October 04, 1968
Elvis went to the Crosstown Theater to watch Gone With The Wind.
October 04, 1974
Elvis performed at the Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan.
October 04, 1976
Elvis was spotted riding on his motorcycle in Memphis. After that he left to join Linda Thompson at her new apartment not far from her old one in West L.A.
04 Oct 1974
Venue:Detroit, MI.
Olympia Stadium
Costume:Chinese Dragon suit
Track list:

Tour Ref: On Tour number 14 - September 27th - October 9th 1974
Date: October 4 1974
Venue: Olympia Stadium
Location: Detroit MI
Showtime: (8:30 pm)
Crowd: 17105
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Release: The Complete 1974 Films
Suit: Chinese Dragon
Belt: Original belt

Joe Guercio orchestra: White Trousers and Shirt with Blue Waistcoat
Kathy Westmoreland: White Trousers with Light Green Shirt
The Sweet Inspirations: Red Suit
Voice: Light Blue Trousers with White Shirt
JD Sumner and The Stamps Quartet: Green Suit
Musicians: White Suit

2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Its Midnight
Big Boss Man
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Band Introductions
Guitar Solo
( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo
( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo
( featuring Duke Bardwell )
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear
- segued medley with -
Dont Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Why Me Lord ?
Let Me Be There
( above song includes 1 false start )
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Johnny B Goode
Steamroller Blues
Funny How Time Slips Away
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

CONCERT DATE: October 4, 1974 (8:30 pm). Detroit, MI. Olympia Stadium.

17,000 fans idolize Elvis at Olympia
by Bill Gray
Detroit News
October 5, 1974

The "king" was escorted to his throne by a trio of palace guards who were there to protect him from the power of his own charisma

The stadium erupted with screaming sights of recognition as he reviewed his subjects with a patronizing hand raised above his head.

Then he removed his dark glasses, looked down from his lofty perch and into the admiring eyes of the multitudes. He smiled.

They gave him their all - their energies, their unabashed adulation and their money - and he gave them his standard 50 minute concert set, jumped back into his limousine and headed for Indianapolis for the next night's extravaganza.

The Presley concert was exciting but most of the credit goes to the audience which turned Olympia into the scene of a pulsating electrical storm with wildly flashing instamatics and thunderous roars of approval at Elvis' every turn in his white jumpsuit with the high collar

HOWEVER, the "king" seemed to take things more in stride. He was casual, at times too much so, especially. When he rendered some rather vapid versions of his old standards. He didn't sob "Don't Be Cruel," be retained his composure on "All Shook Up" and he didn't sound particularly broken up about being stranded in "Heartbreak Hotel"

It was shockingly refreshing when a stage member misfired with an obscene shriek that caused Elvis to snap, "G___t" because it torned out to be one of the his rare displays of genuine emotion."

Everything else seemed carefully planned and packaged in Hollywood and then worn thin from the rigors of repeating it every night in a different city on the concert trail.

It was also quite evident that Elvis is approaching 40. His voice is has mellowed out into a pleasing baritone and there isn't a whole lot of shakin' goin' on anymore. His movements were more like graceful swoops than the controversial bumps and grinds of yesteryear

A television crew could have shot that 1974 Elvis from the waist down without fear of reprisal from network censors

ELVIS MADE the laborious effort in the beginning of his set of dropping to his knees and bending down to kiss certain ladies who had fought their way up to the stage

Near the end of the show that was modified to a less taxing handshake with Elvis remaining fully upright.

He gave away more than 20 scarves. There was a valet on stage who kept slipping scarves around Elvis' neck from a collection neatly laid out on top of the piano. It generated a sellout of Elvis scarves at the concession stands

Courtesy of Ron Theisen

Dragon Attack In Detroit

Recorded live at Olympia Stadium
October 4, 1974 Evening Show. Detroit MI.

Playable Tracklisting

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Recording: Audience

Highlights: Its Midnight, Big Boss Man, If You Love Me, Heartbreak Hotel, Why Me Lord, Let Me Be There, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Johnny B Goode, Steamroller Blues & Funny How Time Slips away

Sound: below average

Notes: Wrongly dated September 29, 1974 Aft Show

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